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Community Christian Church Linn
Sunday July 17th, 2022
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Jerry W. Bunch

Jerry W. Bunch, age 76 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.  He had fought a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.


Jerry was born on September 15, 1945, in Eldon, a son to the late William and Ethel (Hees) Bunch.


He attended and graduated from School of the Osage in 1963 and graduated from Linn Technical College (now State Tech) in 1965.


Jerry was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department as a Senior Structural Detailer from 1965 until his retirement in 1996.


Jerry was united in marriage on December 4, 1964, to Fern Tynes at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Linn.  He was a member of Linn Community Christian Church.


Jerry loved sports – particularly basketball, baseball, fishing, hunting, and golf. He was instrumental in teaching his grandsons the game of golf and basketball and teaching his granddaughter, Paige, how to pitch fastpitch softball. Above all, Jerry loved spending time with his family.  He and Fern attended all of the grandchildren’s school and sporting events - both locally and away. Jerry took great pride in his home and his yard. He was often spotted on a mower or a tractor taking care of maintaining 8 beautiful acres of grass. Prior to his illness, he and Fern loved to travel and see sites around the country.


Jerry is survived by his wife, Fern, of 57 years, and a sister, Wilma Vaughn of Ashland. He is also survived by his children: Lorie (Dale) Rost of Linn and Mike (Denise) Bunch of Union, and grandchildren, Ryan Rost, Paige Rost, Tanner Bunch, Taylor Bunch, and Kaylee Bunch.


In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by an infant sister, and two brothers-in-law.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Community Christian Church in Linn.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022, at the Community Christian Church in Linn with David Branson officiating.  Interment will follow at Linn Public Cemetery.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Community Christian Church, St. Jude’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.   


Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)


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A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Bunch

Debbie Branson Hair Connections Jul 22 2022 12:07 AM

My deepest sympathy.

Rhonda McCleary Phillips Jul 19 2022 1:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Bunch

Judy Tynes Jul 17 2022 4:09 PM

So sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. Brings back memories from the MSHD and our time together playing softball. So many great family pictures on this site. 🙏

Alvin & Beverly Sommerer Jul 17 2022 10:48 AM

So sorry for your loss, Fern, may our generous Lord look after you and your family.

Mary Lou (Maasen) Luecker Jul 17 2022 10:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Bunch

Faye Schmitz Jul 16 2022 8:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Bunch

Lesley Tynes O’Brien Jul 16 2022 6:39 PM

Fern, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. You and your family are in my prayers. May God’s peace, comfort, and love surround as you walk out the weeks and months ahead.

Cindy (Niewald) Graybill Jul 16 2022 10:30 AM

We are very sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for the family during this difficult time.

Bob & Norma Lee Campbell Jul 15 2022 12:26 PM

Dearest Fern, Lorie, and Michael, I'm so sorry to hear that Jerry is no longer with you. He was such a wonderful husband, and a devoted Dad. He will not be forgotten. I'm holding each one of you, and your families, so closely in prayers. May God bless and protect you , Always. My Love, Lynne

Lynne Thompson Jul 15 2022 12:23 PM

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